Speedline and EKRA enter legal battle.Speedline Technologies (Franklin, MA, the legal entity name of Cookson Electronics Equipment, www.cooksonelectronics.com) has filed a patent infringement patent infringement n. the manufacture and/or use of an invention or improvement for which someone else owns a patent issued by the government, without obtaining permission of the owner of the patent by contract, license or waiver. lawsuit lawsuit: see procedure; tort. against EKRA America, Inc. (Marlborough, MA, www.ekra.com) in the Federal District Court in Boston, MA. Speedline also plans to file a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (US ITC ITC (Brit) n abbr (= Independent Television Commission) → Fernseh-Aufsichtsgremium
ITC n abbr (BRIT) (= Independent Television Commission) → ) in Washington, D.C. against EKRA America, Inc. and its parent company, Ekra Germany GmbH (Bonnigheim, Germany).
The action was filed regarding the importation and sale of screen printers having vision systems or multiple lanes. According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. a press release issued by Speedline, EKRA has been allegedly importing and selling in the U.S. screen printers having features or options covered by patents held by Speedline. Speedline seeks damages from EKRA's alleged infringement of the Speedline patents, as well as an injunction injunction, in law, order of a court directing a party to perform a certain act or to refrain from an act or acts. The injunction, which developed as the main remedy in equity, is used especially where money damages would not satisfy a plaintiff's claim, or to prohibiting EKRA from further sales of the products in the U.S.
EKRA GmbH has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Speedline Technologies in the district court of Mannheim, Germany. The action was filed regarding Speedline's alleged infringement of EKRA's 2 1/2D inspection technology patents.
According to a press release issued by EKRA, Speedline, and its prior entity MPM MPM Multi-Processing Module (Apache)
MPM Manufacturing Process Management
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MPM MMW (Millimeter Wave) Power Module
MPM Master of Project Management (degree) , has been allegedly importing and selling in Germany screen printers having features or options covered by patents that are owned by EKRA. In the patent action, EKRA seeks damages for Speedline's alleged infringement of EKRA's patents, as well as an injunction prohibiting Speedline from further sale of the infringing products in Germany. This case is to be decided by the court in March 2003.